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As a healthcare educator, you understand the need for simulation-based training, but you may be wondering how to overcome barriers to effectively running your sim center. Technology innovations can help. Read on for information on how technology can help you optimize sim center operations and improve learning outcomes at your institution today—and in the future.

Tips to Facilitate CBME​

A paradigm shift in medical education has emerged to educate the next generation of physicians. Traditional structure/process education has transitioned to a competency-based medical education (CBME) approach that is focused on outcomes and learner achievement. Key to this are entrustment decisions based on continuous, longitudinal performance assessments from multiple assessors. CBME also incorporates hands-on, active education focused on mastery of key competencies that ensure learners develop the skills required to fulfill patients’ needs.

The transformation to competency-based curricula has been catalyzed by the development of entrustable professional activities (EPAs). EPAs define the tasks that graduating medical students are expected to carry out without direct supervision on entering residency.

Competency from EMS is a powerful platform that tracks learner performance across competencies and EPAs. Through longitudinal, individualized fingerprinting, Competency generates snapshots across key clinical competencies and EPAs—including simulation training, didactic learning, and time spent in clerkship. Attending physicians save time by entering clerkship assessment data into the Competency mobile app, facilitating rapid tracking and checklist completion that ties clerkship content to core competencies and EPAs.

Competency’s innovative machine learning maps curriculum assessment data to an institution’s competency taxonomy, and streamlines competency based medical education curricula measurement and management.

Tips to Facilitate IPE

Interprofessional education (IPE) strengthens collaboration among healthcare learners, including medical, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work students, among others. IIPE develops skills through simulation and experiential learning, allowing participants to gain a deeper understanding of each team member’s role, and an awareness of how coordinated decision making improves patient care.

What tools and technology will you need to implement your IPE program? Enhance in-person events with a simulation management solution that connects all your disparate devices in a single location, expedites your data collection, and streamlines your scheduling, reports and analysis, and inventory. Or consider augmenting your program with a virtual IPE solution that allows you to conduct training sessions anytime, anywhere.

SIMULATIONiQ IPE is a web-based, virtual patient interprofessional team training platform that enables students from different disciplines to work together on a common case/scenario or case series. It can be accessed from anywhere, anytime as a standalone application or in addition to a site-based IPE program.

SIMULATIONiQ IPE saves time, lowers cost, allows collaboration across distances, enables learners to practice together frequently, helps with accreditation requirements, streamlines scheduling, and much more.

Tips to Facilitate In-situ Simulation

While in-situ simulation is still a new and rapidly evolving educational tool, it has a vast potential to improve patient safety, communication, teamwork, and clinical care delivery skills. In-situ simulation takes place in the actual patient care setting/environment, allowing trainers to achieve a high level of fidelity and realism. In-situ simulation is especially well-suited for difficult work environments, including actual patient care areas and the outdoors.

In-situ simulation exercises can also help instructors enhance curricula, calculate provider workload, and refine team responsibilities. Measure the effectiveness of your simulated events with simulation management technology that collects data from a variety of disparate sources, tabulates survey responses and assessment results, and generates informative statistical reports.

Take your simulation-based training exercises anywhere, anytime. EMS’ Training in Motion solution allow users to record audio and video, bookmark and annotate, and debrief anywhere they conduct their simulation events.

Tips to Facilitate Operations Improvement

Reports, metrics, and key performance indicators (KPIs) are everywhere—but with a bit of planning and the technology to back you up, you can make the numbers work for you. Try to start with a primary focus on metrics that are most relevant to your program, and take the time to think critically about how and why a certain KPI is key to improving simulation training outcomes.

For healthcare education programs, KPIs should help administrators measure training data and manage simulation center activities. Performance indicators for a simulation center may examine cases and scenarios, learner evaluations, video recordings, system usage, user and login data, and more.

Take charge of your sim center activities and plan for the future with powerful real time analytics. DashboardKPI, an innovative app integrated with EMS’ SIMULATIONiQ Enterprise, makes it easy to monitor trends and generate charts on simulation activities.

DashboardKPI also allows you to review comprehensive KPIs (key performance indicators) for video recording, evaluation, cases and scenarios, users and login, system usage, and more.

Schedule a free consultation to learn how simulation management technology can help you meet your training needs today and in the future.

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